Misael Gonzalez

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Helpful Infographic Visualizes What a "Net-Zero" Home Looks Like

The falling cost of energy-efficient equipment means that in the not-so-distant future, we'll see more net-zero homes. But, what is that exactly? A net-zero energy home is one that uses about 60 to 70 percent less energy than a conventional dwelling, and the balance of its energy needs are supplied …

Energy Efficiency

Flow Hive Extracts Honey On Tap Without Disturbing Bees

A new invention by father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson could drastically change the way we harvest honey from beehives. Created and tested by the Australia-based beekeeper duo over the last decade, the Flow Hive uses specially designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract honey …


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs Featured (5)<p>When the Flow Super is full, you can expect to harvest approximately <b>3 kg (6.5 lb)</b> per Flow Frame (even more if the bees really build …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

NSA fears spark traffic surge on DuckDuckGo search engine

Media coverage of the US National Security Agency's Prism electronic surveillance program, as well as wider publicity for online privacy issues, is …

Want Better Salespeople? Do These 5 Things

Sales team not up to snuff? Maybe it's time to reexamine your leadership style.<p>Managing a sales team can be tricky. You may not realize it, but the way you communicate and your behavior at work can have a huge impact (for better or for worse) on the dedication, enthusiasm, and performance of your …


6 Sales Tactics That Always Backfire

Are you accidentally alienating your potential customers?<p>A while back, I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Susan Scott, author of the best-seller <i>Fierce Conversations</i>. During our talk, she pointed out that many companies pursue self-defeating sales strategies. Here are six of them:<p><b>1.</b> …


5 Questions That Will Close the Sale (Without Pressuring Customers)

Can't close the sale? Try a few of these simple low-pressure questions.<p>Good salespeople know that asking questions is the most effective way to learn about the needs of your customers. But you’ve got to ask the <i>right</i> questions. Otherwise, you risk scaring prospective customers out the door--or …


This Is A Gorgeous Redesign Concept For Apple's iPhone Software

This year's iOS is widely reported to be getting a the first major redesign in the history of the software. The new look is said to be lacking in the glitz and the gloss that's been prevalent throughout iOS's life.<p>Instead, we're supposed to get a cleaner, simpler design.<p>Simply Zesty decided to whip …


Colin Powell: Kids need structure

Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun

James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?

The secret to desire in a long-term relationship | Esther Perel

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs


This Post Will Go Viral

I spent months researching what makes something go viral. Here's what I learned and how to apply it to your business.<p>It's marketers' million-dollar question: What makes something go viral?<p>You know that social media is best used to establish and maintain a long term relationship with your customers. …

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7 Secrets Wealthy People Know About Amassing And Maintaining A Fortune

Becoming wealthy enough to keep the wolf from your door doesn't mean an end to unwanted callers. For every newly minted billionaire, there are …

All of the Electric Power With None of the Wires

If WiTricity succeeds in developing its technology, the future of electricity could be bright--and wireless.<p>Imagine this: You walk into your bedroom, and the iPhone in your pocket immediately begins to charge. Or, you park your electric car on a special mat in the garage and by morning, it's fully …

Max Levchin

Taskmaster. Ringleader. Dinosaur. What Kind of Collaborator Are You?

It helps identify the more difficult personality types that might be detractors to an collaborative initiative.<p><i>Image courtesy of Central Desktop. Enlarged vision available here.</i><p>We suspect you're familiar with the concept of "leading with your strengths." Marcus Buckingham, a strategist who …


Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy